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If all you have is a hammer, the saying goes, everything begins to look like a nail. Nowhere is this analogy more apt than in the draconian laws the government is using to quell dissent. Chief among these laws is Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, designed to clamp down on sedition. Under the law, ‘signs, visible representations, or words, spoken or written, that can cause hatred or contempt, or excite or attempt to excite disaffection towards the government’, amount to sedition.

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